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OfficeJet K60 All In One Problem:Aligning Cartridges

The problem is that the Office jet just keeps on saying:Press enter to align cartridges. I tried aligning them several times now, and each time the paper always appears with a green check for each different pattern that the printer printed. Please help I'm using up all my paper!

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Re: OfficeJet K60 All In One Problem:Aligning Cartridges

In the process of alignment there are two phases:

1. When the message comes to align the ink ok and the page is printed out.

2. Once the page is printed then place the page on the scanner glass and tehn scan the same.

Follow these two steps in the same order and it will never give Align Ink Cart message again.

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Printer keeps showing : Press enter to align cartridges. After doing this it then prints out an alignment page and shows: Alignment failed please: Press enter Alignment failed. This goes on and on. I have...

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I just noticed in the link to your forum item that additional text appears that does not appear in the item itself. It looks like you are getting a message telling you to press Enter to align your print carriage. This is a common step after you replace an ink cartridge. According to, here's what you are supposed to do:

"A message will appear in the front panel display requesting that the ink cartridges be aligned. Press Enter to start the cartridge alignment. Two pages will print. Following the instructions printed on the second page, place the first page on the scanner glass in the lower-right corner and then press Enter to finish aligning the cartridges. Remove the page from the scanner glass when complete".

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ok the link i put here for you is very long page of typing so for hp
i found you the link to go threw the alignment process
sorry i cant type the whole page for you but the link is here

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